Tuesday 16 April 2013

Meet the Maker: Lisa Cole of Sparkle and Charm

Recently on one of my many Twitter browsing sessions, I saw this picture posted by Lisa Cole of Sparkle and Charm.
This bracelet is beautiful and I contacted Lisa to find out if she would like to feature in Meet the Maker. She agreed, so lets meet her. Firstly, two very important questions.

Tea or coffee?
Tea with milk no sugar please :-)

Biscuit or cake?

So, tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Lisa, I'm the owner of 'Sparkle & Charm' I'm 32 and married with 3 children aged 7, 5 and 2.

...and what about the item that you are sharing with us?
This bracelet is called 'Grace' it is one of my most popular items. Made using ivory glass pearls spaced with rhinestone encrusted rondelle spacers with a crystal ball drop. The soft pearls together with the sparkles gives a real feel of 'Sparkle & Charm'
I first made this as a birthday present for one of my younger sisters friends, she loves it and wears it every day!

How long have you been making jewellery and how did you learn?
I have been making jewellery for quite a while as a hobby, I am self taught although I have recently been on a course to make vintage bridal accessories.

When did you start Sparkle & Charm and why?
I started Sparkle and Charm in February 2013, I have been making jewellery for family and friends for a while and they told me I should start posting pictures of my creations on Facebook. I did this and was overwhelmed by the amount of people who were asking me to make jewellery for them, so I decided to set up a website and join twitter - Sparkle & Charm was born!

What inspires and motivates you?
My children are my biggest inspiration and motivation.

Any crafting heroes?
My mum

Do you have a crafting space?
At the moment I make jewellery on my kitchen worktop, I am going to convert my garage into a workshop soon.

Any big plans for 2013?
I have got a lot of craft and charity events coming up which I'm looking forward to. I would like to work on the recent skills I've learnt and start making more bridal accessories, and hopefully showcase my designs at wedding fairs towards the end of the year.

So can we join you in your virtual world?
My twitter name is @madebylisaxx
My Facebook page is Sparkle & Charm - made by Lisa

Finally, some quick fire questions that we are dying to know the answers to.

Favourite colour?

The best season?
Spring (if it ever arrives!)

Your favourite food?

The best day of the week?

What is the best word?

Favourite place?

Your biggest achievement?
My three children

Lisa, thank you so much for taking part. I hope this prompts everyone to take a look at your work. I shall be sending the link fot this item to Hubby B occasionally just in case he needs an idea ;-)

Mrs Crafty B

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